About the owners of TEMA
Soren and Barbara Thomsen
They met at a swimming pool. She loved his stylish furniture and he loved the hot dogs she served from her business as a hot dog cart owner. They found a lot in common, from the food they ate growing up to the love of entrepreneurial endeavors.
Soren was born and raised in Denmark. After finishing his primary education, he focused on the furniture industry and was educated in a Danish program specifically oriented to furniture. In 1983, he came to the United States as a business intern with a contemporary furniture store in El Paso, Texas. He stayed on and was employed as sales manager for some ten years before moving to Albuquerque in 1993. Soren took employment at TEMA as sales manager and quickly rose through the ranks to become a partner in 2000.
Barbara was born and raised in New Mexico. After finishing her primary education, she worked in many facets of the restaurant industry, including ownership and operation. Upon their move to Albuquerque, Barbara became a “domestic engineer” and mom, took classes, practiced cooking, and volunteered for the next several years until she came to work at TEMA in 2008.
Soren and Barbara took full ownership of TEMA when founder Benny Kjaer retired in 2011.
TEMA Furniture – Since 1982
Where Style Meets Function.
TEMA Furniture blends contemporary aesthetics with flawless functionality. Clean lines, smooth finishes and innovative design have defined our modern furniture selection since 1982. With both high-end and inexpensive modern furniture, you are sure to find something to suit your home at TEMA Furniture. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, stop by to discover the best in quality craftsmanship and impeccable design.
Superb showroom. Furniture shopping is fun at TEMA’s 33,000 square-foot showroom. We have more than 10,000 pieces on display to furnish your entire home, including your bedroom, dining room, office, patio and more.
Unique furniture. With unique furniture, amazing accents and green design, you won’t find a modern furniture store like TEMA Furniture anywhere else in New Mexico.
Easy ordering. Besides our large dollar inventory, TEMA is proud to integrate the internet into furniture shopping, offering thousands of pieces through our online furniture store.
Countless options. Furniture shopping in the TEMA showroom is only the beginning. You’ll notice that we have options for materials, finishes and fabrics for most of the furniture we offer, allowing you’re the opportunity to customize every piece to your taste and style.
Authentic integrity. At TEMA Furniture, our philosophy is simple: if we wouldn’t put the furniture in our house, we don’t sell it in our store!
Most of our furniture is American or Canadian-made, but you will see plenty of European influence in our incredible showroom. Scandinavian beds, Canadian pub tables, American sofas, and Norwegian recliners are some of the eclectic options we have to furnish your home.
Style, Functionality & Convenience
Contemporary homes demand that furniture is not only beautiful, but also functional. Smooth drawers, modifiable storage cabinets and Stressless® chairs blend style and functionality perfect for any home. Stop by TEMA’s modern furniture store to try our sofas, recliners, office chairs, mattresses and more.
Straightforward Financing for Your Budget
Stay within your budget while making your vision a reality with online financing at TEMA Furniture. High-end or affordable, budget-friendly modern furniture can be a part of your vision with our easy financing options.
Contact Our Smart Staff
Our staff is trained and passionate about what they do. With friendly smiles and impeccable knowledge of the furniture we offer, you can trust us to help you put your inspiration together to create breathtaking style in your home. Furnish your bedroom, dining room, living room, home office and patio with incredible modern furnishings from TEMA Furniture. Contact us today.